Egypt: Police nab 16 trying to sneak into Israel

June 8, 2007 16:24

Egyptian border guards have arrested 14 Sudanese and two Eritreans who were allegedly tried to illegally cross from Egypt into Israel to look for jobs, a police officer in the northern Sinai Peninsula said Friday. All the Sudanese, who carry temporary asylum permits from Egypt, and the Eritreans, a man and a woman, told police that they paid money to some Beduin to help them cross into Israel to find better jobs.

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